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Mother Teresa's Lessons of Love & Secrets of Sanctity
Many young men and women entertain idealistic thoughts of traveling to a poverty-stricken corner of the world to work with the poor. Susan Conroy, a Dartmouth junior, didn't just think about it -- she did it, journeying on her own to Calcutta to spend a summer volunteering with Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity. In her moving, first-hand account of Mother Teres ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
(first published January 1st 2003)
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Great book. I enjoyed this book tremendously. I had to review it - as I read some terrible things about Mother Teresa online today. Susan's ease with words made the book very enjoyable to read. I liked this book a lot. Susan goes to India as a teen to help - and finds culture shock - of course. As a young man, I went to the Philippines for a much longer time, but I was insulated by the wealth of a U.S. military base during my stay there. I would recommend this book for young people especially, o ...more
Ok, I hate to give anything related to Mother Teresa a poor rating, because everyone knows how much I love her. But this is just not well written. The beginning of it is compelling,and there are many wonderful direct quotes of Mother Teresa that are moving and inspirational. But then the second half of the book just repeats what had already been told over and over. I started the book ages ago and then put it own because it was repetitious. I finally picked it up again and finished it. On another ...more
I find Mother Teresa's words here both encouraging and sensitively mindful of man's need to remain humble and trusting in God's goodness in the midst of the storms that buffet our journey Homeward. As a foundress, woman, and lover of God, she speaks to me as a shining example of what it is to heroically strive to unite oneself with God in all things.